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    Thanks Giant!!!

    I'm feeling lucky to have friends like Oona and Greyview too MitD. They truly are one of the best comedic duos.
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    Cue fifteen page discussion on the properties of Xykon's new shoes.

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    Ooh, new comic.
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    Heh - I liked it, hope we stay with Team Evil for a good while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canpinter View Post
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    From the looks of the faded background I think there are more doors than originally seen.

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    Team Evil goes Darkest Dungeon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    Cue fifteen page discussion on the properties of Xykon's new shoes.
    The question is are they magical or does he just like them? Could also just be an art upgrade transition so he didn't go straight from no shoes to shoes.

    I'm also happy the roaches pointed out more buffing probably happens off screen...though I'm mildly curious at the mass resist acid. Did he prepare that multiple times to make them resistant to all elements or was there a genuine reason why he chose acid of all things.
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    There seems to be multiple different monsters per door, judging by all the different parts in the cauldron.
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    They most certainly look dispirited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corgamesh View Post
    Team Evil goes Darkest Dungeon?
    I imagine that Xykon would probably just laugh at everyone else going mad.
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    Just curious, but wouldn't the Mass Cure Critical Wounds have harmed Xykon?

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    is it sad that I read the 'A Few Hours Later' panel in the SpongeBob voiceover voice? LOL And yes, MitD, that WOULD have sucked to have to draw! I love 4th wall breaking! (just realized I posted and typed the MitD LOL stupid autocorrect)
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    Mmm, that's good meta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamste View Post
    The question is are they magical or does he just like them? Could also just be an art upgrade transition so he didn't go straight from no shoes to shoes.

    I'm also happy the roaches pointed out more buffing probably happens off screen...though I'm mildly curious at the mass resist acid. Did he prepare that multiple times to make them resistant to all elements or was there a genuine reason why he chose acid of all things.
    Possibly worth noting that Xykon is already immune to cold, lightning and fire.

    Quote Originally Posted by gellerche View Post
    Just curious, but wouldn't the Mass Cure Critical Wounds have harmed Xykon?
    Yes and maybe no (see SOD).

    In this case? No because unlike Mass Resist Acid the lines of the spell did not go to him so he was not targeted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gellerche View Post
    Just curious, but wouldn't the Mass Cure Critical Wounds have harmed Xykon?
    If you look at the spell swirliness, it doesn't cover Xykon (but it does with the Acid resistance)

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    Aw, Redcloak's just like Roy.

    ... That is a friggin' huge doorknob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gellerche View Post
    Just curious, but wouldn't the Mass Cure Critical Wounds have harmed Xykon?
    They would but that is why Redcloak didn't target them with it. You can tell by the tendrils of magic. The previous mass spells touched Xykon but the cure spell did not.
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    Mathematically speaking, unless they have actual information that can definitively narrow down the choices, Redcloak's strategy won't help. Random choice is as likely to yield the correct door.

    Which means....Xykon's approach is actually correct. Or at least, more efficient since it takes less work to choose.
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    No wonder Greyview's so gloomy, if he's been getting dragged through that every day.


    Also, I finally made the first page! Woohoo!
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    Nice to have a "Chaotic vs Lawful" discussion instead of the boring Good vs Evil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky_Schemer View Post
    Mathematically speaking, unless they have actual information that can definitively narrow down the choices, Redcloak's strategy won't help. Random choice is as likely to yield the correct door.

    Which means....Xykon's approach is actually correct. Or at least, more efficient since it takes less work to choose.

    Well Redcloak suggested 'a logical search pattern' - he might have wanted a pattern to search more than one door a night (recruit locals, bring in some from Gobbotopia, hire adventurers etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky_Schemer View Post
    Mathematically speaking, unless they have actual information that can definitively narrow down the choices, Redcloak's strategy won't help. Random choice is as likely to yield the correct door.

    Which means....Xykon's approach is actually correct. Or at least, more efficient since it takes less work to choose.
    I'm reminded of that parable about the hungry donkey and the grass clumps.
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    Xykon looted boots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancrilis View Post
    Well Redcloak suggested 'a logical search pattern' - he might have wanted a pattern to search more than one door a night (recruit locals, bring in some from Gobbotopia, hire adventurers etc).
    Based on Xykon's comment about selecting roulette numbers in sequence (which also wouldn't help), I don't think that is what he meant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancrilis View Post
    Possibly worth noting that Xykon is already immune to cold, lightning and fire.


    Yes and maybe no (see SOD).

    In this case? No because unlike Mass Resist Acid the lines of the spell did not go to him so he was not targeted.
    He might be immune but is Redcloak, Oona, Greyview and The Monster in the Darkness immune or resistant? Elemental damage is common for AoE attacks so even if Xykon was tanking (which he probably isn't, I imagine they switch up walking order inside) they could still be hurt by elemental damage. I'm thinking that he does prepare it multiple times and precasts the ones the majority of the group isn't immune to.
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    Is "multidimensional stone" an actual thing in D&D? It seems a very interesting way to keep PCs from phasing through all your devious traps.

    (Obviously no big deal if it isn't, just curious if this was based on an obscure rule I could leverage.)
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    Nice. Lets keep the story moving.

    And Oona exiting with a lot of monster bits is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamste View Post
    The question is are they magical or does he just like them? Could also just be an art upgrade transition so he didn't go straight from no shoes to shoes.

    I'm also happy the roaches pointed out more buffing probably happens off screen...though I'm mildly curious at the mass resist acid. Did he prepare that multiple times to make them resistant to all elements or was there a genuine reason why he chose acid of all things.
    I hadn't noticed the shoes! Knowing that Giant never misses a beat, I'm assuming these were looted from the dungeon... and we will discover during some critical battle.... or since we mention it here now he will change... and now we're saying that he will do the opposite... *brain explodes*

    I do love the farming for materials though !

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